OK – I’m selling No. 298 It’s an April 1991 H-reg white wheel and frame, black caliper 900ss – possibly the earliest in the country? It has a Recent full MOT (January 2020) The fairings, exhaust, Forks, and tank etc. are all original and in great condition, no crash damage. The engine is also an early one, No.222 – so came with the bike. However it has had the 944 conversion at some time in its history. These bores (from the ST2) are famed for their bullet proof nature. I think it will be high compression as well, and possibly the high lift cams, but I can’t be sure. It has recently been to John Cellier (top Ducati specialist) and had a fork rebuild, new regulator/rectifier, starter motor rebuild, and several other bits – over £700 spent. He is confident in the engine. I’m selling it as a project bike, despite the positives there are still issues to address and I have had a change of circumstance and can’t take the work on. The carbs need attention. Probably emulsion tubes going oval. New tubes and a good cleanout required. If I was going to restore it (and it deserves to be restored, and will be a valuable bike when it is) I’d strip it and sandblast/powder coat the frame and build it all back up. You have a great engine already… The sprag clutch is not engaging every time. The mileage is not accurate on the speedo - I think its done 30,000 plus according to old MOTs. I have quite a few spares which we could rummage through, but I suspect there will be a few items that need sourcing, like the fuse holder lid... We might find the seat lock, but we might not! What is a fair price for it? Well, it can’t be compared to a run of the mill 900ss due to the rarity of such an early bike Its not the one in the magazine, but it was delivered to its owner on 17th April 1991. It does need some work (don’t they all though? At least you know what you are buying, and there are no surprises) – I’ll sell it for the first £2,750 I’m offered.